Activists under attack in India

Across seven states, 5 activists, lawyers, and intellectuals were arrested in India

These include...

Sudha Bhardwaj, Lawyer and national secretary of People's Union for Civil Liberty

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Writer Anand Teltumbde

Revolutionary poet Varavara Rao

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Lawyer and author Arun Ferriera

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Journalist and activist Gautam Navlakha

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The arrests were made in connection with the Elgar Parishad in January this year followed by the Bhima Koregaon violence

The activists who were present at the event, which celebrated Bhima Koregaon in which the Mahar community along with the British defeated the Peshwa rulers

The activists along with many other sections are booked under the Unlawful Activities Act (UAPA)

These arrests were made on the ground of recovery of 'letters' which allegedly indicated towards a plot to kill PM Modi

There is the condemnation of the arrests on social media, with many saying that this is an emergency like situation

It's a more serious situation in country than Emergency, says Arundhati Roy